Emotional, tearful Tiger Woods recalls humble beginnings during induction.

Emotional, tearful Tiger Woods recalls humble beginnings during induction.Tiger Woods stands with his daughter Sam during his induction…Tiger Woods speaks during his induction into the World Golf…Tiger Woods becomes emotional during his induction into the World…Tiger Woods stands with his daughter Sam during his induction…Tiger Woods speaks during his induction into the World Golf…Tiger Woods speaks during his induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Wednesday in Ponte Vedra Beach.Before he became Tiger Woods — champion golfer, global brand and the first billion-dollar athlete — a multi-ethnic boy in Southern California fell in love with the game and developed a killer instinct on local municipal courses long before “diversity” had entered the American lexicon.Woods recalled his rise from humble beginnings to national icon Wednesday night at the $65 million, 187,000-square-foot PGA Tour headquarters as he entered the World Golf Hall of Fame.As he has done since he was a teenage phenom, Woods captivated the crowd. During an emotional, heartfelt speech, the 46-year-old gathered himself more than once, shed some tears and reminded everyone a game Woods made look so easy was anything but.Woods did not once mention any of his 82 PGA Tour wins or recall memorable moments from his 15 major championships that people are sure to be discussing decades from now.Instead, Woods looked back much further.“I’m going to start retro,” he began.High school scores and top performers from Thursday, May 16Tiger Woods becomes emotional during his induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame.Tiger Woods becomes emotional during his induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame.At 6, Woods became a fixture on a par-3 course at Heartwell Golf Park in Long Beach. To prepare for Heartwell’s Saturday tournaments, an 8-year-old Woods practiced in the local park with his dog Boom Boom — named after rising star Freddy Couples.Around the same time, Woods also had learned a few tricks until his father Earl caught on and put the kibosh on money games his son used to fleece locals. Besides teaching him golf, Earl shared a few secrets from his Green Beret days once his only son was old enough to play on the Navy Golf Course.Woods would lay in wait,

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